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by Erica Katz

‘­Thurs., July 01

1776 musical

Carolina Theatre; 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro; 336.333.2605;; 8 p.m.; $18.50 to $23.50 Tonight and tomorrow night at 8 p.m. the musical 1776 will be performed at the Carolina Theatre in Greensboro. There will also be a Fourth of July showing at 3 p.m. In this show your favorite founding fathers will be reenacting in song and dance the Continental Congress and events surrounding the independence of America. Get your tickets now at the box office, online at or by calling the phone number listed above.

‘­Wed., June 30

Steinway piano gala

Dana Auditorium at Guilford College; 5800 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro; 336.272.0160;; 8 p.m.; $23 to $29 Tonight, as part of the Friends & Great Performers Series of the Eastern Music Festival, James Giles, Yoshikazu Nagai and Gideon Rubin will be putting on the Steinway Piano Gala. Pieces by Chopin and Robert Schumann will be performed. Tickets are $23 for general admission and $29 for reserved seating and are available in person at the Triad Stage Box Office at 232 S. Elm St., by phone at 272.0160 or 866.597.TIXX, or online at

Fri., July 2

Heavy Rebel weekender

The Millennium Center; 101 W. 5 th St., Winston-Salem; 561.506.6156;; 5 p.m.; $35 to $90 Come celebrate a decade of Heavy Rebel! This year’s event kicks off tonight at 5 p.m. There will be tons of bands and burlesque acts, car and bike show, guitar contest, mud wrestling, ‘nanner puddin’ eatin’ contest, wet wife-beater contest, beer drinking contest, a raffle and much more! For tickets and a complete weekend schedule visit

Sat., July 3

Parade and street festival

Downtown; Greene & Lindsay streets, Greensboro; 336.274.4595; www.funfourthfestival. org; 9:30 a.m.; FREE Greensboro’s Fun Fourth Parade in downtown Greensboro begins today at Greene and Lindsay Streets and ends at the Greensboro Children’s Museum. The Burlington Teen Tour Band will be there. Put on your patriotic gear and participate in the parade or just hang out at the street festival, which lasts until 6:30 p.m.The Fun Fourth festivities continue on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. with a Pops concert and fireworks show at Grimsley High School.

Sun., July 4

Fourth of July celebration

Tanglewood Park; 4201 Manor House Circle, Clemmons; 336.778.6300;; 11a.m.; $5 to $10 Celebrate the Fourth of July at Tanglewood park! Tons of family activities are available such as horseback riding, swimming, fishing, golfing, paddle boating, tennis and more! The steeplechase track gates will open at 5:30 p.m. for picnicking. Then at 9:30 p.m. the fireworks show will begin. Admission is $5 per vehicle and $10 per bus or motor coach. If it rains, the fireworks display may be held on July 5 at 9:30 p.m.

Mon., July 5

don gallaRdo

Elliott’s Revue; 701 N. Trade St., Winston-Salem; 336.721.2111; www.myspace. com/elliottsrevue; 9 p.m. Don Gallardo will be playing tonight at Elliott’s Revue in Winston-Salem as part of his acoustic solo tour! He’s an indie/ folk-rock singer/songwriter native of California who is slowly making a name for himself in Nashville. Some of his influences include Bob Dylan, Gram Parsons, Elvis Presley and the Beatles. Doors open to the show at 9 p.m. For more information on this artist and his music visit or his MySpace page.

Tues., July 6

Twin City cribbage club tournament

Polo Park Rec Center; 1850 Polo Road, Winston- Salem; 336.887.9704; www.; 6 p.m.; FREE to $3 Every Tuesday until August 24, Polo Park Rec Center will be holding nine-game Cribbage tournaments from 6 to 9 p.m. The first event is free, $3 thereafter with an optional $7 entry fee. For those that don’t know, Cribbage is a card game that involves playing and grouping cards in different combinations to gain points. Cribbage might be most well known for its scoring board in which scores are tallied with pegs.


Wed., July 7

Hemp & the rule of law

Orientation Room of the Greensboro Cultural Arts Center; 200 N. Davie St., 2 nd Floor, Greensboro; 336.333.7460;; 6:30 p.m.; FREE Tonight in the Orientation room on the second floor of the Greensboro Cultural Arts Center there will be a screening of the film, Hemp & the Rule of Law. This 50-minute showing will trace the hemp crop’s history in United States agriculture and highlight the politically charged debate that often surrounds this issue. This event is free but get there early to insure your seat!